Pay Entry Base Date (PEBD) can be found on your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). The PEBD is listed as ‘Pay Date’ near the top of the LES. Your PEBD is generally the date at which you swore into the Army or were commissioned. Please note that if you experienced a break in service or delayed entry, your PEBD may be adjusted and will not necessarily reflect your actual entry date.
DA and NAF Civilians will need to use their SCD (Service Computation Date) Leave date in this field. DA civilians will typically use the date they became a DA civilian. NAF civilians SCD date could vary depending on title change, promotion, or any other large event which may affect their pay. If you are unable to locate this date, you will need to contact your HR department for this information.
If you are Active Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve and do not know your PEBD and do not have a LES, please contact your Personnel Officer for further assistance.
If you are Army Retired and do not know your PEBD, please contact the Human Resources Command at (800) 318-5298.